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Lindy Hathaway, Dickson College



ISTE NETS (International Society for Technology in Education: National
Educational Technology Standards)


The standards for learning, leading and
teaching in the digital age


NETS for Students, Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Computer science
teachers

http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx


Links to resources and some sessions at ISTE 2012

http://www.scoop.it/t/iste
-
2012
-
tools


Wa
tch the videos of these 50 sessions (click the title link to open)

http://www.isteconference.org/2012/program/search_results.php?selection_
id=77415345&nocache=1341258376


Sir Ken Robinson


Reforms implemented by
politicians in education in recent
years have not been beneficial


in the US and elsewhere


“The problem is the whole
process of education is being
based on an impersonal approach
and a suffocating culture of
standardization”.


Technology should serve a more
holistic educational goal


There must be greater
individualization of educational
experiences for students



Marc
Prensky



We
live in the Screen Age


later,
it might be the Hologram Age


What do we do better than
technology? Teachers have
empathy; students have passion.


Passion
will lead to achievement
.


Help students find and follow
their passion (motivation,
learning, jobs
etc
)


Move forward to digital respect
(natives
vs

immigrants


they
won)


New things in technology grow
old quickly


today’s teachers
must be courageous and daring


Mayim

Bialik
,
Ph.D


The heart of teaching will not
change




One teacher and one student
making a connection is an
important relationship




Arrrgghh

product placement!

Need a tablet?


The future of education is
wireless (Qualcomm)


The number of mobile devices
will exceed the world’s
population in 2012


There will be over 10 billion
mobile
-
connected devices by
2016


By 2016, mobile
-
connected
tablets will generate almost as
much traffic as the entire global
mobile network does in 2012


http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/14/the
-
number
-
of
-
mobile
-
devices
-
will
-
exceed
-
worlds
-
population
-
by
-
2012
-
other
-
shocking
-
figures
/



56 million tablet sales in 2011


760 million tablets in use by 2016


Tablets will replace PCs as the
user’s digital hub and primary
computing device


at home and
in the office

http://news.cnet.com/8301
-
13579_3
-
57420541
-
37/tablets
-
expected
-
to
-
become
-
preferred
-
computing
-
device
/


Y
ong Zhou keynote: Global, creative and
entrepreneurial


defining high quality education


The importance of creativity and
personalisation in education


Inverse relationship of high national
test scores to national productivity
and creativity


PISA 2009: “largest international
academic horserace”. Won by China
in all 3 categories (replaced Finland).


Paradox: USA scores poorly in
international studies of ed.
scores

but
is still doing fine.


Entrepreneurial activity has a
negative correlation with PISA scores


http
://zhaolearning.com
/


The wisdom of Yong Zhou


US students have confidence


Lady Gaga was created in the US via the
US curriculum


Tolerance, talent in US system


You can’t teach creativity but you can kill it


US schools don’t teach better, they kill less
successfully


His recommendations:


Education should be about enhancing
human capacity


The curriculum should follow the child and
be
personalised

and strength
-
based


Education should be product
-
based:
students should be makers, designers and
creators NOT consumers


Go global



Education should be future
-
oriented
starting with each child instead of an
authoritative prescription of
knowledge and skills


His book:
World class learners: educating
creative and entrepreneurial students



Q
uotes from ISTE

C
hosen by Carolyn Foote


“Can any school create a common core for Lady Gaga?”
Yong Zhao




“Curriculum should develop the personal strength of students. It’s not about fixing deficits.”
Yong Zhao




“Less us, more them.”
Gary Stager




“Learn first, teach second.”
Will Richardson




“What IF?”
David Jakes




“What do we need to unlearn?”
Will Richardson




“Don’t deliver
c
urriculum. DISCOVER it.”
Will Richardson





“Most of us work in schools that have had computers for 30 years and yet we are still cajoling
teachers to use them.”
Gary Stager




“Why should I leave my recliner to come to your library?”
Doug Johnson



http://www.techlearning.com/article/excerpts
-
from
-
the
-
biggest
-
and
-
best
-
ideas
-
and
-
tools
-
from
-
san
-
diego/52776

Closing keynote: Willie Smits (conservationist)
and Chris Gauthier (Qld science teacher)


DeforestACTION



a global
collaborative project to stop
deforestation and create
permanent habitat for
orangutans

and other species in Indonesia


17 000 students collaborate
globally to solve this real
-
world
problem with social networking &
other online tools & new
pedagogies


http
://www.deforestaction.org/about
/


http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/its
-
a
-
jungle
-
out
-
there/story
-
fn6ck45n
-
1226284393055


Kathy
Schrock: Literacies in the digital
age



Traditional literacy


Information literacy


Visual literacy


Critical literacy


Media literacy


Tool literacy






Digital literacy


Data literacy


Global literacy


Economic literacy


Civic literacy


Health literacy


Historical literacy


http://kathyschrock.net/


http
://www.schrockguide.net/literac
y
-
in
-
the
-
digital
-
age.html


Features of the future technology
-
based
curriculum

Jonathan
Blank: Ignite
session
(ISTE
2012)



Studies show that technology has made no improvement to learning or test scores. We
must marry technology to sound pedagogy first”.


1.
Digital delivery

2.
Harnessing the power of experts

3.
Gamification

(badges, levels)

4.
Customization and individualized instruction

5.
Providing choice

6.
Rapid innovation and adaptation

7.
Utilizing new science and how the brain works

8.
Employing wiki/open source/
crowdsourced

approach

9.
Evolving to success
-
based education

10.
Shifting to a “test when ready” methodology


“Ignite: enlighten us, but make it quick”:
S
peakers present 20 slides that advance every 15
secs
, making a 5 min. talk.

http
://igniteshow.com
/







Todays meet







http://todaysmeet.com
/



Embrace the backchannel and
connect with your audience in
real time



Encourage the room to use the
live stream to make comments,
ask
Qns

etc



Use the feedback to address
audience needs



Easy
infographics




Easel.ly
: Create and share visual
ideas online

http://www.easel.ly
/



Visual.ly
: Empowers people to tell
stories with data

http://
visual.ly/



An
infographic

a
day
: informative!

http://davidwarlick.com/graphicaday
/



Many eyes: data
visualizations

http://www
-
958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/visualizations


An experiment by IBM Research


Upload data, pick a visualization, create, download into PPT


Visualizations (graphs, charts
etc
) available:

http
://www
-
958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/page/
Visualization_Options.html


ICTMagic

(Winner of Best Educational Wiki 2011
Edublog

Awards):

Many excellent websites & apps for education

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com
/

ICTMagic

scoopit
: resources from the
ICTMagic

wiki page

http://www.scoop.it/t/ictmagic?page=
1


APPitic
: 1800+
apps

for
education

selected

by Apple
Distinguished

Educators

http://www.appitic.com
/




Symbaloo
: access your bookmarks anywhere

http://www.symbaloo.com/




Websites displayed as clickable
tiles


Install the
bookmarklet

and add
websites with one click


Publish your
webmixes

and share
them


Search for tiles and
webmixes

shared by others

Adam Bellow:
Edutecher

ISTE
Outstanding

Young
Educator

of
the
Year

2011

http
://www.edutecher.net/index.php


Edutecher TV: webisodes, tools &
websites


http
://www.edutecher.net/
tv.php


Explore valuable webtools and
resources. Search by subject & grade
level:

http://www.edutecher.net/links.php


Educlipper
: Clip everything. Share
anything.

http://www.educlipper.net/


Google

apps

for

education

All

their

tools

including

gmail

www
.
google
.
com/apps/edu/


Chrome

web

store

Great
ed

apps, extensions and themes for
Google Chrome

https://chrome.google.com/webstore


YouTube

Edu

Educational

videos

www
.
youtube
.
com/edu


Google

Drive
:

keep

everything
.

Share

anything
.

Install

and

get

5

GB

storage

for

free
.

The

home

of

Google

Docs

https
:
//drive
.
google
.
com



Google in education

Hundreds of free online tools, programs and
PD resources

www.google.com/edu


Google search education hub

Search tips & lessons for teachers & students

www.google.com/insidesearch/searcheducati
on


Chromebooks

for education

Fast and easy to manage computers always
connected to the web

www.google.com/chromebook/education


Google Knowledge Graph

Search for people, places, objects and extra
links will pop up on the right of the screen



Microsoft Windows 8


Release date: October 2012


New operating system designed to look
the same for tablet and desktop computer


Will use tiles instead of windows


Word


Docs will save to
SkyDrive

by default


YouTube videos can be inserted


New designs for simple layouts


Outlook


Built
-
in Skype


Quick access to contacts’ social
networking activity


PowerPoint


New presenter view


Finger or stylus to make notes on screen








http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile
-
computing/tablets/windows
-
8
-
tablets
-
what
-
you
-
need
-
to
-
know
-
916134



Internet Explorer 10 will have “do not
track” the default setting so your personal
information is not tracked while you are
online


World Wide Web Consortium (WWWC)
sets internet protocols and is developing
internet privacy standards but probably
will not recommend “do not track” as
default. Users will have to “opt out”.

Managing 1000
iPads




Geoff Powell: St Hilda’s School,
Gold Coast QLD
-

Interactive
teaching & learning conference,
Sydney 10/8/12


Purchased 1
iPad

on its release
date in the USA


Gave it to a student: “Tell us if
you find it useful”...it was!


Yrs 7
-
9 have
iPads
; Yrs 10
-
12
BYOD (97% bring
iPads

or Macs)


Students are given a required list
of apps: cost $55. Must have
Microsoft Office compatibility &
read
ePUB
/PDF




Hold their own school version of
TED


Negotiated with publishers about
PDF textbooks


many difficulties


Now creating textbooks in
iBooks

Author


Students like textbooks on
iPad
;
far less printing now


What was the best thing about
iPads
?....the blow
-
up feature
(zoom in)





Twitter


ABC show
Play School
: the
presenter tweeted, blogged,
texted, emailed and checked his
“play book” (cardboard
computer).


“What can I do while I wait...I will
Twitter” he said.


Play School
has iPhone apps and
online games


Study looked at 40 000 news articles and
how they were
retweeted

over 9 days.
They developed an algorithm that was
84% accurate in predicting how popular
tweets would be.


Emotional tone was unimportant. Crucial
factors: source of info; references to well
-
known people; the topic (technology
attracted most interest, then health, then
fun stuff).


The algorithm will be patented


it will be
useful for journalists, advertisers, activists,
politicians...


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405663,00
.asp


The end of email? And what about the cloud?


Some companies plan to get rid
of it, but the alternatives can be
even more intrusive

http
://www.smh.com.au/it
-
pro/business
-
it/an
-
end
-
to
-
emails
--
heres
-
the
-
way
-
20111207
-
1oi8i.html



Steve Wozniak, co
-
founder of
Apple, predicts “horrible
problems” in the next 5 years as
more data is uploaded to the
cloud. “With the cloud you don’t
own anything. You already signed
it away”.

http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2012/08/wozniak
-
right
-
and
-
wrong
-
cloud
/








Are we all addicted?


The lure of constant stimulation


pings, rings & updates


is creating
a profound physical craving that
can hurt productivity & personal
interactions. Log off and put your
devices down! (Stuart
Crabb
,
Facebook director)



DSM of mental disorders
will
include “internet use disorder” in
its appendix



Google has started a “mindfulness”
movement to teach employees self
-
awareness because the risks of
being overly engaged with devices
is immense.



If we occasionally disconnect, we
can have more intimate &
authentic relationships with
ourselves and those we care for.


MLA citation: no URLS!



MLA Handbook
(7
th

ed. March 2009) states there is no need to include
URLs for web citations.


URLs often change and can be very complex; readers are more likely to
find web resources by searching via titles and author.


However, the medium of publication should be included in each entry.


e
g
.
Felluga
, Dino.
Guide to Literary and Critical Theory
. Purdue U, 28 Nov.
2003. Web. 10 May 2006.



http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08
/


Books


Dymocks
’ 101 best books 2012

As voted by 15 000 readers.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/books/dy
mocks
-
annual
-
list
-
of
-
the
-
101
-
best
-
books
-
as
-
voted
-
by
-
the
-
australian
-
public
-
is
-
out/story
-
fn9412vp
-
1226347409706


Literary Awards Australia

Gateway to 300
Aust
, US, British Canadian, NZ & Irish
awards


currently being updated

http
://www.literaryawards.com.au
/


Australian Independent Bookseller

Weekly Top 10 bestsellers; Indie Awards chosen
annually; book news

http://www.indies.com.au/


The best 100 opening lines from books

Click on the book covers to reveal the lines. Includes
links to
100 best closing lines
and
100 best films
based on books.

http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/the
-
best
-
100
-
opening
-
lines
-
from
-
books/









Jon Page (head of Aust. Booksellers
Assoc.): Amazon is the biggest threat to
bookstores now.





Page says: Amazon sells books at a loss


to grab market share & to avoid sales tax.
It also charges for including books in its
“recommended” lists. If publishers don’t
pay Amazon, their books are harder to
discover.


Aust. book publishers dropped
RRP by 7% in 2011


Dymocks

opened 8 new stores
last year with more coming


Lack of parallel imports inhibits
bookshops from getting books on
time


June 2012: agreement that
publishers will bring out local
versions of overseas titles within
14 days

Popular TV Aug. 2012



Big Brother


Puberty blues


Underbelly


Howzat



Popular films July/Aug. 2012



The Dark
K
night rises


Ted


Total recall

Comic
-
Con, San Diego


July 2012
-

125
000
attend



Get ready for more superheroes!



Superman, Iron Man 3, Thor 2,
Captain America 2, Guardians of
the galaxy



Breaking dawn
Pt

2
(Twilight)



Oz the Great and Powerful
: Wizard
of Oz prequel. Director: Sam
Raimi
.
S
tars James Franco as the Wizard,
Michelle Williams as
Glinda

& Mila
Kunis

as Theodora.


Comic
-
Con



Game of thrones
-

series 3



Revolution


series set in a
dystopian world with no
electricity (because no one can
afford it!). A young woman tries
to reunite her family and help
restore her country.



Elementary


Jonny Lee Miller as
Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as
JOAN Watson!